Today Cloud Imperium Games released a new update for Star Citizen, aiming to address some of the issues that have been plaguing the game since the release of Alpha 3.18.
While 3.18 got off to a pretty rocky start, the game developers have been hard at work putting things right, and the new 3.18.1 patch is the first result of that effort. It is now available to download for all backers. you can read the full patch notes on the official Spectrum communication platform along with a hearty dose of known issues.
It’s worth mentioning that character data has been wiped and another wipe will occur when the next update 3.18.2 is released (which is already in the works and being tested).
Interestingly, the developers have announced that a Free Fly event will launch tomorrow, April 13, and will be available until April 20, giving everyone a chance to try out the new update without purchasing.
This isn’t exactly out of the goodness of their hearts, as it’s their intention to street test the game and new features as intensively as possible, helping them gather more data to identify and fix issues faster. They are also intent on ensuring the game can handle peak traffic times, including the Invictus Launch Week Free Fly event happening at the end of May.
That said, if you’ve always wanted to try star citizen but you’re not sure it’s worth your money, tomorrow you can give it a spin. Please note that the developers warn that the event could be canceled at the last moment if big problems arise.
Meanwhile, star citizenThe growing crowdfunding campaign of continues to progress and the general account has just passed $563 million ($563,027,028 as of this writing) promised by backers.
The number of registered users has also recently passed 4.4 million and now stands at 4,480,569, although not all of them pay as many register accounts to access the popular free fly events that provide the opportunity to try the game without compromise. money. According to the latest information shared by creative director Chris Roberts himself in October 2022, 1.7 million players are paying customers. Of course, that number is a few months old, so it could be higher now.
Full disclosure: The author of this post has supported Star Citizen since its crowdfunding first launched in September 2012.